Independent day school
for girls 3 - 18 and boys 3 - 11
with boarding for girls from 9

Monthly Archives: November 2012

Don’t panic! Keep calm and carry on

Written on November 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm, by

As part of their GCSE programme, our Year 11 history students travelled to Time and Tide, Great Yarmouth’s award-winning museum, last Friday. They were able to interpret sundry artefacts and leaflets produced for the Home Front during the Second World War. Laura Tudge donned and endured a gas mask, Erica Nunney created a racket with her rattle,  Continue Reading »

Photo portrait voucher up for auction

Written on November 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm, by

The winning team at last week’s PA Quiz Night, were given a voucher for a family portrait sitting at Cameo Photographic Studio in Norwich and a 8×6 photo in a presentation folder, as part of their prize. The team has decided they would like to auction this off to the highest bidder, with the proceeds to be  Continue Reading »

And the results are in….

Written on November 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm, by

The results for the UK Mathematical Trust Senior Mathematical Challenge 2012 have just arrived. Well done to Joy Chianu (Year 13) for achieving a bronze certificate, a Best in School certificate and a Best in Year certificate. Congratulations also go to Rebekah Oelrichs (Year13) for coming second. Mrs Heppell, Head of Mathematics

A Level drama students need an audience!

Written on November 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm, by

Our A2 drama students will be performing their devised piece in the Barn next Wednesday evening, and they need you as an audience! Kelsey, Rebekah and Holly will be performing ‘Lewis Cubed’, which will be assessed as an examination piece and count towards their final A Level result. The devised piece is based on Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In  Continue Reading »

Sixth former to study at prestigious Norland College

Written on November 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm, by

Congratulations to Sophie Gascoyne-Richards (17), who has just heard she has been offered a place to study at Norland College, the prestigious early years training college for professional nannies and childcare professionals. Sophie was over the moon when she found out she had been offered one of just sixty places available to study in Bath  Continue Reading »

Year 7 Taster Day, Thursday 29th November

Written on November 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm, by

The move from primary school to senior school is a big step for most children. To make this transition easier, we offer girls in Year 6 the opportunity to experience a typical day at our school when they can meet current pupils, experience science in the labs, use the sporting facilities (including the heated indoor  Continue Reading »

HOHS makes a splash!

Written on November 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm, by

HOHS held a swimming gala at home on Tuesday evening, with our Upper Prep pupils in Years 3-5 competing against Taverham Hall School. There was an amazing atmosphere in the pool. The gala was very well supported with parents from both schools and it was literally standing room only. The noise was deafening and there was  Continue Reading »

PA Family Quiz Night – sellout!

Written on November 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm, by

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Parents’ Association quiz night at the school last Friday. It was a sellout, with 85 people squeezed into the Barn for an enjoyable evening of light-hearted mental stimulation. Our special thanks have to go to parent James Davey, who just happened to have a microphone and speaker system in  Continue Reading »

Upper Prep pupils walk like Egyptians!

Written on November 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm, by

On Monday, our Year 3 and 4 pupils visited Norwich Castle museum to spend the day learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Our girls and boys are studying the Egyptians this term, and the trip was organised to enhance their learning of the topic. Our pupils took part in four different workshops which included; handling genuine Egyptian artefacts, learning about mummification, jewellery  Continue Reading »

Poetry Competition Results

Written on November 22, 2012 at 10:35 am, by

Mrs Maher and Mrs Young recently held a competition for pupils to write a poem about ‘stars’. All pupils from our reception class through to sixth formers were encouraged to enter and we had some wonderful entries. The results are as follows: Best academic poem: Emily Edwards 9C Most creative poem: Grace Greenfield 5T Best use  Continue Reading »